I have no delusions that President Obama's budget proposal will pass. It may be slightly modified or altered by the Senate or Congress. But it will pass. The President's proposed budget for 2010 calls for an increase in spectrum license user fees from $50 million to $200 million, with further increases to $550 million over the course of the next ten years. As usual we can expect the licensed companies to pass the cost along to the end user. Rate hikes to cell phone and iPhone users is estimated to increase a modest $2-$3 per month per wireless device; according to CNET News.